Sit back, strap-in and enjoy a HyperZoom flight around Singapore

5/15/2016 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments




Today we have the pleasure to feature " SINGAPORE HyperZoom". Written by Geoff Tompkinson  (website), we hope you enjoy with this story


HyperZoom™ is a technique I have been developing over the last few years. It enables full resolution virtual flights throughout a scene and between locations with no loss of visual continuity along the route - in other words no visible cuts.

Clearly a viewer can imagine that there is some form of cut as the camera passes through a window but other than that the transitions between disparate locations are completely invisible.

Camera passes through a window

The camera itself never actually moves during a shot (no rail, no crane, no drone etc). All movement is created in virtual 3-D space inside Adobe After Effects where the camera follows a smooth flight path through a complex 4-dimensional puzzle.

Geoff Tompkinson


The result is the ability to link locations within a building, town or whole country into a single point of view flight.

Watch this video to learn some secrets about HyperZoom (HERE)

HyperZoom™ Singapore was produced with no budget as a second promotional film to showcase the capabilities of the technique. In comparison to my earlier releases HyperZoom™ Hallstatt and Atlantis HyperZoom™ this one has further developed the immersive feeling as the camera flies past and around things within the scenes.


 Geoff Tompkinson

Singapore HyperZoom™ was planned and shot over a four day period at the end of April this year. The post production took a little over five weeks and involves many many After Effects compositions each with huge number of layers and hundreds of masks. The compositions are then compounded by being nested inside each other so the virtual camera can traverse them all as if they were one.





Behind the scenes Geoff Tompkinson

HyperZoom flight around Singapore  Geoff Tompkinson

Geoff Tompkinson

About Geoff Tompkinson:


For more than 30 years Geoff Tompkinson has traveled the world as a photographer and timelapse video producer.


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